Plastic surgery and medical treatments are references only a designer like Kathleen Kye could get away with using. Kye — the designer behind rising label KYE by Kathleen Kye — makes both influences work with a fun-loving approach to design and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of classic streetwear silhouettes. Among the thought-provoking — and head-scratching — elements of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection are gun and broken skull prints, “psychological abnormalities” reflected in metallic fabrics, and straightjacket-inspired pieces complete with matching wristbands. If that’s not enough to suggest the dark things lurking behind hospital doors, the use of metallic Band-Aid prints on pieces like snapbacks, tank tops and tees should be literal enough to do the trick. For more information, visit KYE by Kathleen Kye’s website here and look for the collection to release later this year at select stockists.
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